What a month we’ve had. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the great buffalo lives. We spent some time talking about the mighty buffalo and how the First Nations people could have possibly killed these things with their available tools. We tried to build our own weapons and then we visited the neighboring farm to get up close and personal with the real deal. Abso- lutely huge. We’ve always thought it amazing that the First Nations people utilized so much of the mighty beast, but after getting within a few feet of one, it’s amazing that they could even kill one. Feel free to ask us about our experience.
In ELA, we’re studying Animal Farm and in Social Studies, we are exploring the use of propaganda in the 20th Century. We made our own propaganda posters for Animal Farm and they are currently on display in our classroom. Please stop in.
Mr. Tyndall continues to inspire us with all things science, specifically in the areas of alternative energy sources.
Mr. Herman + Math = Fun
We are counting down the days until our Canoe trip (60) and will soon be starting our physical and mental training so as to make this the most memorable of memories.
Thanks to all.
Communism, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, welding, exploring Nationalism, wind turbines, alternative energy resources, grain studies, badminton, candid discussions on health issues and relationships, solving literal equations, re-writing National anthems…What are we describing here?? Some kind of fantasy camp for Superheroes?? Nay, it’s simply a day in the life of the grade nines here at Hanley Composite School. We can hardly believe how fast this year is flying by. Next week brings the end of winter and the beginning of a long awaited spring. Despite the fact that the piles of snow are quickly disappearing, homework continues to pile up around us, but we are still managing to love every minute of this very “critical year in our adolescent development.” (We learned that in Health class).
In this season of love and Valentines, we thought it would be fitting if we told you, the dear readers, about some of the things we love. We love school and learning. We love it when Mr. Tyndall starts a new unit in Science class, especially a unit on electricity. We love doing water color painting and geometric toothpick structures in Art class. We loved the Polynomials unit in math and we are very sorry to see it go. We love healthy minds and healthy bodies, so of course we love Health class.
We love reading new books, stretching our minds and asking ourselves big big questions. We just finished reading The Sunflower by Simon Weisenthal. It is a very powerful and important book that everyone should read. We used our Social Studies class to further explore some of the lessons learned of more current world events such as in Bosnia and Rwanda.
We love listening to our new record player while we work. We love the classics. Always have, always will.
Thanks for reading.
Energizing. Cheery. Intriguing. Intense. Hilarious. Enlightening.
This is just a sampling of the words yelled forth by this year’s Grade Nine squad when asked to describe the year thus far. We’ve started reading Romeo and Juliet, by Sir William Shakespeare. What a story! In Social Studies we’ve just finished making personal timelines. They’ll be on display in our class-room for awhile, so swing on in and have a look. (bring chips) Speaking of items on display, we’ve been working on painting the ceiling tiles. It’s a bit like the Sistine Chapel except with a little more Disney and Sports Logos.
Do you have any questions about finding the surface area of a Composite Shape? You can ask us now, because that’s what Mr. Herman is teaching us in Math. Can you imagine having Mr. Tyndall as a science teacher? Good Heavens. It’s a blast. Literally. He sure likes blowing things up. Our leader, Mr. Tucker is teaching us about leadership in Health class. Volleyball , welding and Kitchen Wizardry round out our daily schedules